Contextualized Vocabulary Learning through a Virtual Learning Environment
Yu-Li Chen, Ji-Liang Doong, Chun-Chia Hsu, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
In Taiwan’s foreign language instruction, contextualized vocabulary learning has been receiving increasing attention. This study aims to create a task-based virtual language learning environment to assist students in their lexical development. The pre-test/post-test non-equivalent experimental control group design will be used to determine the effectiveness of the Dragon Virtual World Environment (DVWE) system created by the university. Results show that student use of the virtual reality system shall result in their word gains and lexical development and in reviving their syntactic knowledge.
Chen, Y.L., Doong, J.L. & Hsu, C.C. (2013). Contextualized Vocabulary Learning through a Virtual Learning Environment. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 4108-4114). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).